PhotoShelter for Brands allows your organization to receive payment directly from your customer at the point of sale, making you the merchant of record. In order to receive funds, you need a payment processor. PhotoShelter for Brands supports PayPal, Stripe, and merchant accounts:
A redirected payment option whereby your customers must go to the PayPal site to complete the transaction. In most cases, buyers do not need to have a PayPal account to purchase and may simply use a credit card.
An integrated solution, which means your customers do not have to leave your site in order to remit payment. This provides a better user experience, does not require you to have a merchant account or gateway, and clients can still use their credit cards.
An integrated solution, which means your customers do not have to leave your site in order to remit payment. This provides a better user experience, but merchant accounts carry a monthly fee.
PhotoShelter for Brands supports the following merchant accounts:
- TouchNet (requires manual setup)
- CASHNet (requires manual setup)
Configuring Your Payment Processor
In order to configure your account, you must have Administrator privileges. Once you've set up an account with PayPal, Stripe, or a merchant account provider, you'll need to configure it to work with your PhotoShelter for Brands account.
Select Sales Settings from the Sell menu.
Click the Get Started! button to proceed.
Choose the buyer payment method you've set up an account with. Configuring Stripe will require the API Live Secret Key (located in your Stripe account), PayPal will ask for the email address you have associated with your PayPal account, a merchant account with Netbilling will require the Dynamic IP Security Code (located in your Netbilling account), and a merchant account with Authorize.Net will require the Authorize.Net Api Login ID and Key (both located in your Authorize.Net account). With either of the merchant account options, you will also be able to select which types of credit cards you wish to accept (as indicated here).
You have the option to enter a physical address which will appear on your invoices. We recommend doing so.
Choose the currency in which you wish to transact (this currency will be displayed to your buyers), set a minimum order amount for all purchases made from your site, and upload your own personal licensing terms, which can override or supplement PhotoShelter's generic licensing agreement. Further, if you have granted specific clients/buyers Invoiced Client permission, which would enable them to check out from your website but remit payment offline, you can choose to include Invoice Payment Instructions in this area. Those instructions would be displayed to your Invoiced Clients during the checkout phase.
Click the Activate Now button to agree to the terms and conditions and start selling.
Note: You'll see the image to the right once you've set up your account for sales. You can update or make changes to your settings at any time.
PhotoShelter for Brands supports the following currencies:
- Australian Dollar
- Brazilian Real (only for Brazilian members)
- British Pound
- Canadian Dollar
- Czech Koruna
- Danish Krone
- Hong Kong Dollar
- Hungarian Forint
- Israeli New Shekel
- Japanese Yen
- Malaysian Ringgit (only for Malaysian members)
- Mexican Peso
- New Taiwan Dollar
- New Zealand Dollar
- Norwegian Krone
- Philippine Peso
- Polish Zloty
- Singapore Dollar
- Swedish Krona
- Swiss Franc
- Turkish Lira
- U.S. Dollar